5 Reasons to Avoid Going Skinny with Your Corporate Ties

When you choose corporate ties, it’s often tempting to get caught up with the tides of fashion. For example, thinner – or ‘skinny’ – ties are currently quite in vogue, but there are a whole host of reasons why they don’t work well as corporate ties, and here are just five.

  1. Suits Younger Wearers

As you might have noticed, most models tend to be on the younger side, even when business-wear is being advertised. Unfortunately, this often provides a misleading idea of how certain styles will work in reality. Thinner ties, for example, tend to look a lot better on younger wearers than older ones, so they aren’t going to be a good fit for all team members

  1. Too Casual

The vast majority of the time, corporate ties should be professional rather than casual, which is one of the most important reasons why they tend to be wider. If you’re going out on a date or heading to a club, a skinny tie is a nice accessory since they provide a casual air, but that more relaxed fit isn’t a good fit for the business world.

  1. Less Room for Branding

When a tie is thinner, it provides less room for branding. This is especially problematic if you want to include your company’s logo on a bespoke tie design but, even when you’re using block colours, it’s nice for branding to be as visual as possible.

  1. Works Poorly with Certain Body Types

As well as being better suited to younger people and more casual environments, skinny ties also tend to work well with certain body types. Again, the models you see wearing them in catalogues are partly to blame – models tend to be tall and thin, which is the perfect body type for a skinny tie. Not all your employees are going to match that body type; a wider tie is a better choice to ensure everyone feels comfortable.

  1. Fashions Change

Finally, keep in mind that fashions change. Thinner ties might be cool right now, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be cool forever, and you ideally want the style of your corporate ties to last as long as possible.

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Meredith Weisser

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